Amelia Vance

Amelia Vance

Director of Youth & Education Privacy

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Amelia Vance is Director of Youth and Education Privacy at the Future of Privacy Forum. Amelia advises policymakers, academics, companies, and schools on child and student privacy laws and best practices; oversees the website Student Privacy Compass; and convenes stakeholders to ensure the responsible use of child and student data. She is a regular speaker at conferences in the U.S. and abroad, has testified before the House Education and Workforce Committee, and been invited to present for the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Trade Commission. She is part of the New York State Education Department Data Privacy Advisory Council, the Maryland Student Data Privacy Council, and the OECD expert group currently reviewing the draft Recommendation on Children in the Digital Environment. At FPF, Amelia has published several resources on child and student privacy, including “Student Privacy’s History of Unintended Consequences” (co-written with Casey Waughn) in the Seton Hall Legislative Journal; Teaching privacy and ethical guardrails for the AI imperative in education” (co-written with Evan Selinger) for the New South Wales Department of Education in Australia; “Disclosing Student Information During School Emergencies: A Primer for Schools” (co-written with Chanda Marlowe and Sara Collins) and “FAQs: Disclosing Student Health Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic (co-written with Anisha Reddy).
Her research interests include the unintended consequences of privacy legislation; how to communicate about privacy, data use, and data sharing in education; and how to build privacy guardrails around school safety measures and surveillance.
Prior to FPF, Amelia was the Director of the Education Data & Technology Project at the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). In that capacity, she provided technical assistance to over 30 states and wrote the reports “Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned” and “School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy.”
Amelia is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Amelia received her J.D. from William & Mary Law School and her bachelor’s degree from McDaniel College. Connect with her on Twitter @ameliaivance.